5/31/2012 11:08:45 AM
O2 launches insurance scheme for tablets
O2 Money has launched a new tablet insurance scheme, with coverage starting from £10 per month.
The operator said it was launching the service to cater for the increasing numbers of people who use their tablet on the move. It cited research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, which found that 43% of tablet owners use their devices while commuting, and 36% when outdoors.
The insurance is offered across two tiers. The first covers stolen or damaged tablets and costs £10 per month. The second covers lost, stolen or damaged devices and costs £15 per month. Worldwide cover is included as standard.
O2 Money MD James le Brocq said: 'We urge consumers to take a little time and ensure their valuable tablets are adequately insured. We’ve taken care to develop this policy to ensure it provides the cover our customers expect and gets them connected again as quickly as possible. We also provide unique O2 Guru support to help customers store and back-up their data and images effectively so they can be retrieved should their tablet need to be replaced.'
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